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is transported to his ancestral village of qunu. alexander marquardt, abc news, johannesburg. >> alex, thank you. >> president obama among one of the first leaders to respond to mandela's death. he ordered flags flown at half staff. saying he can't imagine his life without the example that mandela set. the president mandela in person only once in 2005 when he was a junior senator. mandela's daughters were in london at the time of his death. the women left the theater immediately after getting the news but they asked the film be played until the end. including prince william who was told that mandela died as the credits rolled. >> while south africa begins official mourning period, we are getting insight about his last wishes. what about the last wishes and are his family members getting along? >> never nice to see a family fighting. toward the end there were some infighting with the grandson moving the bodies of some of mandela's dead children. he always wanted to lay forever in qunu, which is his boyhood home. when i was there he lawsuits were resolved. it sounds like now the family has come to
, abc news, johannesburg. >> alex, thank you. >>> president obama called himself one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela. he ordered flags at the white house and across the country to be lowered to half staff. karen travers has reaction from around the world. ♪ >> reporter: outside of the home where nelson mandela died, they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter, strong man. >> reporter: south africa's president delivered the long dreaded news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost their father. >> reporter: president obama praised the man he called a personal inspiration. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: that sense of historical loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> reporter: to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed? >> reporter:. >> reporter: as a young ma
rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white house with and 1,000 yards of satin ribbon used to make replicas of the famous pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny b
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